Ormiston Academy

Respect, Inspire, Achieve


Stoke High School – Ormiston Academy has adopted the eight Gatsby Benchmarks as its framework for good career guidance, and regularly implements the Compass Self-evaluation Tool to measure its careers provision against these best practice Benchmarks. For further information about Stoke High School and the self-assessment please contact our Careers Office, Wendy Toogood at the school.

Careers Officer, Mrs Toogood, is always available to support students with any careers related queries. Her office is located at the entrance to Dance Drama. Assistant Principal, Mr Pickering is the Careers Lead for our academy. To speak to someone about careers please call the school office on 01473 601252.

The most up-to-date careers information can be found on the Careers Notice Board, which is located on the wall next to the Learning Support Room.

Wednesday Working Lunch

Download the Wednesday Working Lunch booklet for February and March, below:

Higher Education Champion

Click below to read about Nancy, our Higher Education Champion. Nancy can give you invaluable advice and support about your higher education options.

Careers programme

Download our careers programme information for 2019-20 here and our Careers Education and Guidance Policy from our Policies page.

The following websites are also useful for careers information, including CV writing, interview techniques, completing application forms, work experience, apprenticeships and much more:

Year 11 students

Year 11 students will also find the UCAS Progress website invaluable. This is the best and easiest way to find out everything about what you want to study, where to study it and the different courses available. Visit

Further reading

You might also find the following documents useful, when thinking about and planning your future.

Information for employers

We believe that employers are an integral part of excellent careers advice. Visit our employers page in the information area of our website to find out more.

Destination data information

Based on the most recent DfE data, 94.44% of Stoke High School Year 11 leavers in 2018 were in sustained education, employment or training, in the year after Key Stage 4, compared to the national average of 94%.

The majority of pupils continued into further education (46%) or attended Sixth Form (44%); 4% of pupils went into a sustained apprenticeship destination.  77% of pupils went on to Higher Education and 41% of these students studied at high-tariff universities.